The tweeters : our pick of health twitters
It's a truth universally acknowledged that any organisation with something to say, must in be want of a twitter.
Not just a fly-by-night make a profile and never post, but a genuinely intelligent and engaging platform to humanise themselves and inform followers of their intentions. Oh, and it helps if they've got a bit of a sense of humor about it.
Here are some examples of excellent health organisations and individuals on twitter, worth a follow, a mention and a retweet or two.
1. National Voices @NVTweeting is a coalition of English health and social care charities, providing a perspective on what patients think about healthcare provision and how it can be improved. Collecting content from around twitter, National Voices gives a great insight into patient and professional opinion.
2. Roy Lilley @roylilley Lilley is an independent health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues. His twitter feed is a mix of opinion, criticism and humor. His blogs are compulsory reading for those who have a vested interest in the future and present of the NHS.
3.BBC Health @bbchealth Clear, concise and to the point, the Beeb's automated health arm doesn't mess around, giving us the facts and in a timely manner.
4. The Royal College of General Practitioners @RCGP the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas, the rcgp's feed is the definitive in innovation, discussion, news and the GP Blogosphere. Sister site @rcgpfirst5 is also on hand to help newly qualified GPs navigate the first five years of practice, with links to helpful sources and education.
5. Network Locum (now Lantum) @wearelantum Well, we had to. Here at Network Locum (now Lantum), we try to bring you the foremost in healthcare news from around the web, with a percentage of interesting facts, new opinion and comment.
These are ours, who would you add? Let us know on twitter or in the comments below.
For more information on how the NHS uses twitter http://bit.ly/17lsKXW